The Dodge Demon 170’s CGI Grandfather Looks Like a 1971 Dodge Dart Demon Restomod

The Mopar community has encountered four “Dodge Demons” so far. The most recent is the Demon 170, which goes far beyond being an upgrade over the 2018 SRT Demon.

Dodge Dart Demon  170

Instead, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 ‘Last Call’ Special Edition, with its spectacular 1,025 horsepower on E85, is one of the finest quarter-mile focused automobiles ever to leave a trail of tire smoke on Earth. It’s a big, weighty American muscle car that performs at the same horsepower level as a sporty, mid-engine supercar!

Previously, a highly modified version of the Dodge Challenger from the 2018 model year also went by the name SRT Demon, and it completely changed the rules of quarter-mile dragstrip racing. But Dodge’s life was not without Demons other than these two. Another was the 2007 Dodge Demon concept car, which was intended to be a two-door roadster that would sit below the Viper and compete with vehicles like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but had nothing to do with the Challenger line.

Dodge Dart Demon  170

One last look into the past reveals that the original Demon was basically a fastback Plymouth Duster based on the popular Valiant, which was initially supposed to be named “Beaver.” But that was CB language for women’s reproductive organs, so the Chrysler crew promptly changed the nameplate to the more masculine Dodge Demon. Naturally, the vehicle was marketed as a performance model, with the top-line Demon 340 model featuring a 275-hp engine and an optional 4-speed manual gearbox.

Considering that it only existed for two model years (1971 and 1972) and its sales were lower than those of the Plymouth Duster, many people have probably forgotten about it. These days, the modern Demon’s accomplishments are simply unmatched. But this isn’t the fantasy world of those who create content for digital cars. Rather, Rostislav Prokop, a virtual artist based in the Czech Republic who goes by the handle rostislav_prokop on social media, is furthering his rapidly growing dream periplus with a custom Demon restomod design project.

Dodge Dart Demon  170

Wearing the traditional maroon color, this 1971 Dodge Dart Demon has front and rear LED lighting, a lowered suspension system, a widebody fender flare treatment with new aftermarket wheels and performance white-wall tires, as well as other aerodynamic upgrades at the front, sides, and rear. Pixel Master doesn’t reveal any technical details, so we’re not sure if it’s a 340 or something else. The engine is also visible.

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